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WR waiver gems

Its early in the season, but here’s a list of wide outs owned in less than 70% of Yahoo leagues who I think could have very useful week 2 performances (standard scoring, non-PPR).

Johnny Knox, CHI, 67% (@ NO): Knox had 3 catches for 60 yards last week in a non-starting role, and Roy Williams looks like a game time decision. He has more talent at this point than Williams, but Mike Martz had a crush on Royboy all pre-season, hence the starter designation week 1. Knox should see plenty of targets in an expected shootout on the Superdome turf, and I think he’s in line for 80 yards and a score.

Devery Henderson, NO, 62% (@ CHI): On the other side, Henderson should be a co-primary option with Robert Meachem week 2, unless Lance Moore actually plays. I doubt the Saints will rush him back given the other weapons on offense. Henderson had a great week 1 (100 yards and a TD) and has teased fantasy players before, but I think he’s good for at least one more week of WR 1-2 level value. Pencil him in for 90 yards receiving.

Antonio Brown, PIT, 21% (SEA): Pittsburgh will be out for vengeance this week after last week’s drubbing at the hands of the Ravens, and I think they will come out throwing against Seattle’s woeful D to try to put the game away early, then let their defense and running game close it out. Brown could be a beneficiary, as Seattle will probably have most of their attention on Mike Wallace. Only two catches last week for 14 yards, but he is still in contention for the WR 2 slot. Brown could be the forgotten man by the ‘hawks, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he picked up 60 yards and a TD.

Really deep league special:

Eric Decker, DEN, 7% (CIN): With Brandon Lloyd iffy for this tilt due to a groin injury, Decker could have his breakout game against the lamecats. If Lloyd is out, he should be Kyle Orton’s top target – forget about Eddie Royal, and Knowshon Moreno is likely out. Decker is a big (6’3″, 218) target for Orton, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him stick as a decent WR 3 even if Lloyd gets healthy. 70 and a TD this week is in the cards.

 

NFL Week 1 recap

Here is the first installment of the weekly game result rundown, complete with a brief recap of the offensive (minus kickers, ’cause, who cares?) fantasy highlights and injury updates from the just-finished week. Yea, its long, but one stop shopping!

Packers v. Saints: This game was an aerial fantasy bonanza, as expected. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees were the men: Rodg was good (312, 3 TDs),¬†Drew Brees was better, fantasy-wise (419, 3 TDs). GB’s receiving corp was led by perennial elite Greg Jennings (7 catches for 89 yards, 1 TD), with budding WR2 Jordy Nelson (6 for 77, 1 TD) making his presence known. Jermichael Finley was solid; just the tip of the iceberg for the big fella (3 for 53). Rookie WR darling Randall Cobb caught and ran back kicks for TDs. James Starks was the main back for the Pack: 57 yards, 1 TD. As usual, Brees spread the ball around: Devery Henderson caught 6 for 100 with a TD to lead the way, but Robert Meachem (5 for 70, TD), Darren Sproles (7 for 75), Marques Colston (6 for 81), and Jimmy Graham (4 for 54, TD) all were heavily involved. Colston broke his collarbone though at the end of the game, so he will be out for at least a month. RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas had about a 70/30 carry split in Ingram’s favor, with neither making much of an impact, partly due to New Orleans playing from behind all game.

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